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Green Veggie Snacks that will keep?

thursday | Apr 15, 201210:34 PM

My toddler likes fresh spinach with garlic (not frozen, the snob) and veggies mixed in eggs or pureed into dips with yogurt, but otherwise he won't eat them - not unusual, and I'm glad he likes the ones he does, but since he absolutely refuses to even try snap peas, snow peas, cucumber, etc., I'm at a loss on days where we're out of the house all day. He ends up having PB&J or a cheese sandwich for lunch and snacks on cereal or dried fruit, which isn't awful, but it means at least a couple of days a week he goes completely without any green veggies whatsoever, and I don't like that all his midday snacks are sugary, even if it is natural sugars.

I made homemade spinach and cheese crackers once that went over pretty well, and I'm looking for other ideas like that - things I can make in advance, put in ziplocs, and keep in the diaper bag in case we're stuck out of the house. They don't need to keep for weeks, just a few days at most; they just need to be things that don't require flatware, refrigeration, or a massive mess. How long do you think kale chips would keep? We prefer them hot, but if they'll stay crisp that might be my next attempt at healthier midafternoon snacks...

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